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    January 1, 2013
    10:00 - 10:30pm PST  

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another big threat... that's only 2 months away. ... and that's a fiscal cliff hanger. now a done deal. but there's another big thet that's only two months -- threat that's only two months away. hookers and drugs, only the beginning. the secret life of a millionaire murdered in his mansion. the four-year-old who got his father back. good evening. >> and we begin with breaking news out of washington tonight. where less than two hours ago the house approved a fiscal cliff deal, 257-167. sharon chin is in the newsroom with more on what's next. sharon. >> reporter: next president obama will sign the bill. this was a lot of pressure today. if there was no agreement before a new congress takes office thursday negotiations would have had to start all over. after closed door meetings this was a vote on the fiscal cliff
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compromise a by partisan senate overwhelmingly passed last night. >> we have listened to the american people, we have heeded their call once again to work together in a by partisan way. >> reporter: president obama spoke minutes after the vote. one thing i think hopefully in the new year we can focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with less drama, a little less brinksmanship, not scare the heck out of folks quite so much. >> reporter: eric cantor voted no on the compromise. he dropped efforts to amanned the bill to add more spending cuts after failing to get enough fellow republicans to agree. >> the senate bill failed in cutting spending. >> this is unacceptable. >> reporter: the compromise makes bush era tax cuts permanent for individuals who make less than $400,000 a year and families who earn under
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$450,000 a year. president of the san fransisco republican assembly. >> we are spending much more than we take in. we're borrowing to spend just as we have an addiction with spending our spending has multiplied. so has our addiction for leaving this till later. >> reporter: congress will have another standoff in two months when it must consider raiding the federal borrowing limit so the government can pay its bill. sharon chin, cbs 5. man is dead after being swept out to sea while working on a marin county beach with his wife and dog. the couple was hit by a wave on north beach in the point reyes national sea shore around 5:30 this afternoon. the dangers of sneaker waves. >> reporter: a couple out for a new year's day walk along the beach with their dog got into serious trouble when they were
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hit by a sneaker wave. the woman and dog were knocked down, pulled out by that large wave. a man jumped in after them. this happened around 12:30 this afternoon. bystanders went over to help the woman who was struggling. >> either the dog was trying to be rescued by the husband or he was assisting her with her and he was swept out. >> reporter: the dog made it back to shore but the man did not. a man tried to save him seeing him floating 80 yards off shore. >> we were going to throw a rope to him but we saw he wasn't reacting. >> reporter: the coast guard marin county fire department and national park service launched a search. they used boats, jet skis, aerial and land crews. >> the helicopter circled around very tight and low in the water for quite a while, and we were thinking, wow, maybe we'll see them rescue somebody.
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but, no. >> reporter: at 4:00 the coast guard helicopter found the man's body drifting a half mile off shore. he had been in the water more than three hours. >> all the visitors to the beach, probably none much them wanted to start the year that way. >> reporter: there are signs posted warning about the dangerous surf. this time of year, the water is in the low 50s and hypothermia can set in, within minutes. a freezing night across the bay area tonight. roberta gonzalez is in the weather center with what the temperatures are like right now. >> currently we have clear skies and non-existent wind. numbers have been tumbling, pretty much settling into the low and mid-40s. tonight we will plummet into the 20s. santa rosa, accidental into hillsburg, low 30s in throughout napa and in sonoma, upper 20s in the trivalley. 34 degrees in san jose.
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this is why the national weather service has issued a freeze warning in effect for the areas in red. then you see this area encompassed by blue where there was a frost advisory in effect and that's for the entire san fransisco bay area where the temperatures had be in the 30s and few hoe 40s the closer -- low 40s the closer you get to the bay. not much of a recovery tomorrow. we'll pinpoint the alert you need to know about your forecast for wednesday. that's coming up later in the broadcast. >> thank you, roberta. a millionaire murdered in one of the bay area's most exclusive neighborhoods, now we're learning he had a secret life. hookers, drugs, and that's just the beginning. we have the story on what else he was trying to hide. >> reporter: investigators aren't saying what went on at the home of robbie kumer. but court documents suggest a pattern of shady business deals,
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drugs, and prostitutes. a break in the case came last week when 22-year-old raven dixon was arrested for prostitution. she was charged with accessory to murder but police didn't say why. three other men have been arrested for the killing. the motive or how kumer died is unknown. according to the mercury news, richard rodriguez, says kumer fabricated a divorce to shelter his assets and used company funds to "pay for escort services, prostitutes, and other personal expenses." and steven kathy did not mince his words saying "his chronic abuse of alcohol, his chronic use of marijuana and his emersion in a fantasy world of prostitutes have left him without the business or interest necessary to make his businesses
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successful. he never treated anyone fairly in his life except for his horse." all this was good information according to investigators who say it gives them that complete picture of who robbie kumer was. also toechl we get our first -- tomorrow we get our first look at the other suspects as they make an appearance at the courthouse in the afternoon. . a vigil in fremont tonight to honor the new dehli woman who was gang-raped and beaten. organizers say they wanted to express solidarity as indian americans with the family of the victim and with the nation of india in mourning her loss. they say violence against women should never be tolerated anywhere in the world. meanwhile, in india thousands have taken to the streets in the two weeks since the brutal attack since the crime. six men have been arrested and charged with murder. a bizarre standoff started the new year in san jose.
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police there say a naked man with a samurai sword and an assault rifle kept officers at bay for two hours at a vta station. >> he stated you have to kill me. he stated that several times. the officers for safety reasons stood back and called in some reinforcements. >> standoff lasted nearly two hours before 29-year-old coco bennett was arrested. police say he had an ar-15 with a magazine and a live ammo in his truck. we were barely eight hours into the new year before two people were killed in san fransisco. the deaths the result of a crash in the mission district. officer stopped a car at mission and 21st. as they approached the driver allegedly took off and broad sided another car pushing it into a pedestrian. we pick up the story from there.
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>> reporter: wrecked cars littered the street. the white car hit broadside by the suspect's black chevrolet. it slammed up against a store on 21st and south van ness. the female passenger was killed. the male driver slitcally injured and a pedestrian who was just walking into the store crushed to death. the early morning crash shocked people awake. >> i heard the boom and then i heard all the cars. >> reporter: police say it started with reports of gunshots fired about a half mile away. officers pulled over a possible suspect driving the black car at 21st and mission street. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections, colliding with the white vehicle that is now come to rest at the portal of the store. >> reporter: the store surveillance video shows that white car as it hits the store. the owner says his worker was
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just outside seconds before impact. >> as soon as he goes inside, like 30 second later the car comes smashing into the door. he's really shaken up but he's scared. >> reporter: miss arrested the sus -- police arrested the suspect driver and recovered a gun. there was a dispute at the housing project overnight that escalated into a shooting this morning. we are familiar with this suspect. >> reporter: the family of the dead woman came by the store and were in tears. this man said it was his sister-in-law. showed us a picture, but said nothing else. one person remains in custody but the investigation is continuing. . a million dollar heist at an apple store. why cops say the thieves struck at the perfect time. and how one beer at a bay area bar wound up costing hundreds of dollars. and he thought his dad was
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still in afghanistan. the surprise reunion at the rose parade. ,,,,,,,,,,
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four armed robbers broke in this apple store in paris lt night - and made off with me than a . cops are calling it the perfect heist. four armed robbers broke into this apple store in paris last night and made off with more than a million dollars worth of merchandise, idaho pads, iphones, imacs. they stuffed everything into a van and disappeared into the night. they timed the robbery to coincide with new year's eve celebrations when officers were distracted. they went out for a beer at
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a bay area bar. next thing they knew they were racking up charges in mexico. we have more on that story. >> reporter: it's the name of the beer on the menu at this popular concord bar but customers at ej fair never expected drinking here would mean getting their wallets wiped out. >> we had four or five charges, 2 to $300 each. >> reporter: the manager says it happened to several hundred people and what they all have in common is they used their credit cards at his bar in the past few months. >> basically anyone that used their card here from september on, till about the saturday after thanksgiving, had their card compromised. >> reporter: it was by a sophisticated worm possibly through the system's wi-fi. they started racking up charges all over the world. >> i heard some instances of physical cards being used, someone was making copies of
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cards. >> i got these charges on my account which was saying that i recently charged money in mexico. >> dubai and england. no way to track it. >> reporter: concord police are investigating it but they're struggling to find the culprit. ej fair has upgraded its system and temporarily shut down the wi-fi. >> we're back up and running, everything is safe. >> reporter: but months after the initial breach some cards are still vulnerable and thieves are ringing up charges world wide. >> hopefully it won't happen again. >> reporter: everyone had been reimbursed by their banks. ej fair says they're looking forward to working with the major credit card carriers to run forensics on the computer that was infected. . well, we believe we found three people who tie for getting the best new year's gift. a father, a mother, and a little boy. >> cbs robert rachel kim shows us the big surprise at the rose
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parade. >> i was extremely nervous. >> reporter: as sergeant first class eric paws came down colorado boulevard with other members he had a front row seat to the crowds but there were only two people he was hooking for. >> one -- looking for. >> one of the guys behind me said get off the float, this is where you have to get off. >> reporter: with a rose in hand he walked to his wife miriam and 4-year-old son eric, jr. who both thought daddy was still in afghanistan. in moments, a family is reunited after seven long months. >> i turned around and there he is and i'm oh my gosh, and i'm trying to get eric to see look who is over there, hook who is over there. -- look who is over there. >> i was trying to choke back tears immediately. i picked up my son, grabbed my wife, i missed you guys so much. i love both of you. >> reporter: sergeant paws was chosen for this moment a month ago by his superiors in
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afghanistan but miriam had no idea. she got a call a week ago saying she had won a contest to come to l.a. from germany and see the parade. >> there's no words to describe it. i'm excited they chose my husband, too. it's overwhelming. >> isn't that great? the family will spend the next five days sight seeing in pasadena. >> i don't know about you, the retune i don't know you get that lump in your throat, it's so amazing. >> i get chills. >> i know. you can't -- >> and then i get chills from the weather, too. >> i knew that was coming. >> never misses a chance. >> got a chill in the air tonight. good evening, and happy new year. we're beginning the new year on a very frosty note. this is the scene from treasure island looking at san fransisco. today's high was in the low 50s and clear skies out there.
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if you look real close, 79% moon, now we traverse on over and look from oakland towards san fransisco. different view there, you have the embarcadero again, and some of the temperatures, currently mid-30s in livermore and santa rosa, loe 40s in the peninsula. tonight in the 20s in santa rosa. some could get colder than that, around 26, 27 degrees, otherwise below freezing in concord, freezing in vallejo. now we have a freeze warning in effect in the red highlighted areas which encompasses the mountains and valleys of the north bay and the high lieutenanted blue area that means we -- highlighted blue area means frost warning. temperatures had be well below normal for this time of year so you need that extra blanket tonight, wake up for a frosty start on the morning commute on
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wednesday and then it's a second winter spare the air day, no burning allowed, and no rain in the forecast, all the way through january 10th. sure, we have storms, they're stacking up to the north of the bay area. look at this impressive system and then shredding apart at the seams as it banks up against a ridge of high pressure. so it should be dry until next thursday, then we'll have a couple more dry days and then rain again by january 15th. hefty rainfall totals, precipitation of normal. 154% in santa rosa as of today and this time last year as we began 2012 we were only 31% of where we should be for this time of year. no snow in the forecast but plenty of ice. tomorrow's highs not much of a recovery, only into the 50s. meanwhile, the extended forecast calls for dry weather. each and every day.
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and one thing brian and elizabeth was noting earlier tonight, one thing they noticed about this forecast is what? >> no rain. >> no rain and. >> no 60 degree temperatures. >> no 60 degree temperatures. still in the 50s. we want 70s. have you to go to l.a. for that. >> 75 would be great. >> we could be on the beach, roberta. >> okay. >> thanks, roberta. coming up, how often do you eat out or buy coffee. easy new year's resolutions to help you get your finances in order. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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cbs 5 reporter julie watts there are 3 easy tricks... keeping your new year's . want to save more money this year? >> i wouldn't mind if i do. there are three easy tricks to keeping your new year's resolutions. >> reporter: as you plunk down a couple of bucks for that cup of coffee. >> two or three times that day. >> reporter: or shell out more for lunch. >> typically around $8. >> reporter: ask yourself: do you make more than $90 an hour. that's what you need to earn to eat out five days a week.
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>> it's not worth the hassle to make lunch. >> reporter: tip number one, you could save around $1,000 a year if you brew your own cup of joe or brown bag it. >> you think about the taxes that you, you know, that you have to pay and your regular, you know, just day to day living expenses lying your pg&e bill and cell phone bill the $90 an hour gets eaten away quickly. >> reporter: tip number two, save save save. americans on average only save 3.6% of their income. what we should be saving upwards of 10%. and if you're counting on social security, plan on socking away 12 times your current income, too, because getting old can get expensive. >> i have seen clients pay upwards of $13,000 a month for round the clock care in their homes. it's very expensive. >> reporter: and then there's housing. bringing us to tip number three.
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you shouldn't spend more than 25% of your income on where you live. a tall order here in the bay area. but keeping this rule of thumb in mind might help you stash cash into your 401(k) or ira. alison and her husband took that advice. they rent two bedrooms of their home to help them offset their mortgage and reach their financial goals. and they talk money every saturday. an effort to track their progress. >> we're acutely aware of what's in our accounts. we acutely aware when we decide to use credit. >> reporter: a small price to pay for peace of mind and a proper prosperous future. . ahead, another look at this monumental effort pulled off by the stanford football team. david shaw's team went out and won. next. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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bowl...priceless ...theres . making it to the rose bowl, big deal. winning the rose bowl, that's priceless. there's your stanford story line. cardinal trying to win this for the first time since 1972. look at the sight in pasadena. sea of red and white. opening possession against wisconsin, kelsey young, reverse, 16 yards, touchdown, 7-0 cardinal. next time they get the ball is the mvp for the offense, stepfan taylor, that score was 14-0.
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to fed ricks, that made it a 3-point game, 17-14. second half, stanford unleashed the defensive hounds. yeah, usua amanam kills the hopes with that pick. stanford wins 20-14 and without a major superstar on the team. >> i think it was motivation for us thought the year, couple of years ago we hoss players, this year we lost luck. i think it's a testament to our program and how we prepare. >> they're supposed to arrive late tomorrow by bus, but we were talking offcamera, those guys, they're just the same way, hey, you won. well, we're going to enjoy this one. regroup, get ready for next year. >> very even keel. >> and they had their shoulder pads on, too.
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>> if this was ann arbor, they'd be jumping up and down. >> see you at 11. ,,,,,,,,

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